Celtic ox

noun

: a small prehistoric European ox (Bos longifrons) having a high forehead and short horns and considered by some to be the ancestor or an ancestor of domestic cattle

Word History

Etymology

so called from its occurrence in Alpine regions where Celts lived in early historical times

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“Celtic ox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celtic%20ox. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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